Do you see the dog howling? Or the snail head? Does something else catch your attention? Cloud formations are fascinating. Depending on a person’s imagination, the fluffy white puffs against a blue backdrop can vastly differ from person to person. Our imaginations make connections and give life to shapes in the clouds. What is obvious one minute can rapidly disappear, leaving no trace, or can form into a new vision. Cloud formations give us space to see what we want to see. Unlike most of what we imagine, there is no right or wrong in what our minds pick out of the sky. We don’t all see the same thing even when we point it out to one another. Gazing at the sky, you never know what you’ll witness.
There are only so many outlets for our imaginations to run wild without consequences. The best part about cloud shapes is that there is no negative or wrong way to look at them. We can imagine what we want without trying to convince another of the reality. What you see in the clouds is real to you, regardless of what someone else sees or doesn’t see. Life’s observations from one person’s viewpoint to the next are as different as cloud formations, but they are still real.
Applying the idea of clouds to life can remind us that not everyone shares our beliefs or sees what we see when we see it. That’s entirely okay. Only sometimes are we able to see things the same way as another. Accepting a variety of ideas or visions leaves everyone with more options. Looking at life the way we look at cloud formations helps us to see things for ourselves and accept that others may see things differently or not at all.